Community Press Release – Buchanan Seeks Riverfront Input

City of Buchanan Seeks Community Feedback on Revitalization Plans for St. Joseph River Waterfront

Submitted by Ashley Regal, City of Buchanan Main Street Manager/Assistant Director of Community Development
Buchanan, MI – April 24, 2022

The City of Buchanan is actively engaged in the implementation of A Vision for Buchanan which imagines redevelopment opportunities in Buchanan and explores improvement of public access to the river and natural environment (image below). They are seeking community feedback to explore revitalizing and activating the Riverfront Park, Buchanan Boat Launch, and the St. Joseph River Waterfront.

St Joseph River at Buchanan Riverfront, Photo provided by City of Buchanan

The information collected in this survey will be used to guide the planning process for this project in the effort to create a waterfront master plan for Buchanan. This survey will be open from 4/24/23 – 5/22/23.

Link to survey: Buchanan Waterfront Master Plan Survey (

Link to A Vision for Buchanan: Nicest Place to Walk | The Buchanan Vision | Concepts

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About The City of Buchanan, MI: The City operates under the Commission–Manager form of government as prescribed by the City Charter. Under this model the City Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the City, with the Buchanan City Commission’s main function being legislative and setting important policies that chart the future course of Buchanan. The City Commission is made up of five (5) members who serve four (4) year terms. The Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem are selected at the first meeting in November following the City election. Current City Manager: (Interim) ~ Current Mayor: Sean Denison.

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